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Christchurch Gondola

10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
+64 3-384 0310
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Ranked #12 of 130 Attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Trams, Observation Decks/ Towers
Activities: Dining
Owner description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360... more » Owner description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360 degree views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour, the majestic Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Plenty to see and do - experience the Time Tunnel Ride, go shopping, relax and enjoy a snack or beverage at the Red Rock Cafe. « less
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Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed this Gondola ride. When we arrived at the top there was a red Gondola sitting on the viewing deck and you could take your own photograph in it so that if you couldn't afford the set photograph it didn't matter. Also, the children loved getting their parents to take their photographs in the red Gondola. There was... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We arrived at 5:03 and were denied entrance because they close at 5:00. After traveling from the US we were looking forward to the Gondola on our last night in Christchurch but due to our timing the the unwillingness in the ticket office it was not to be

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The views are worth the ticket price. The time tunnel is also enjoyable. Wear hiking shoes and clothes there are some beautiful walking paths at the top.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The views were breathtaking. For the value it cannot be beat. There is a small cafe and store at the top for a quick bite and some souvenirs. Highly recommend!!

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review we agree totally with you! On a great day the views and experience can not be beaten. :-) More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Take a cable car to the top of the hill, enjoy the stunning view of Christchurch. Sitting in top cafe and enjoy the view. Little museum is worth to vist and gift shop as well. There are some bus route from city to Gondola. Very convenience

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

unfortunately I planned this activity on a bad wether day! So the views from the top were disappointing for me ! So recommend to plan ahead for this activity as good weather makes or breaks it . The time tunnel inside was a little weird . The cafe was good and can get good views over a nice cup of... More

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thanks for the review we appreciate your feedback and wish we had control over the weather to ensure everyday is a great day to visit. We are glad you visited us and hope you get the opportunity to visit us again on a better day :-) More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I absolutely loved my morning at the Gondola. The ride up was quiet and peaceful, the views were amazing and walking around the top of the hill taking photos was lovely. By far the highlight of my trip however was all the information that I learnt from John the bus driver. He was absolutely brilliant and an absolute credit to... More

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thanks you very much for an amazing review, we take pride in making everyone's experience the best that we possibly can. I have passed your positive comments on to John and really appreciate you commending us on our service it is very much appreciated :-) We do hope you get a chance to visit us again. More

Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

worth the views on the way up and at the top. took the gondola twice, in the day and nighttime to see the town lights and having dinner at the skyline restaurant.

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Bangalore, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

it was a good experience. the view from top is good plus you can sit on open hill and enjoy the view

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Bribie Island, Australia
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354 reviews 354 reviews
155 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Ive been on the Gondola several times in past visits but it was great to share it with my daughter who hadn't done it before. The ride is smooth and offers spectacular view of diamond harbour, the port hills, city, Lyttleton and beyond. You can still do some of the walking tracks from there: check with staff. Also there is... More

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we are glad you had a great visit. We take pride on making sure nearly all of our items are all baked and prepared onsite. The scones are very popular and I am glad you enjoyed them. More

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